Place Name: Austin O'Brien Road
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1959)
Name Origins: Commemorative
Irish: from Ó Briain ‘descendant of Brian’, an ancient Celtic personal name probably based on bre- ‘hill’, in the transferred sense ‘eminence’, i.e. ‘exalted one’.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: British
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Austin O'Brien (1896-1972) was superintendent of the separate school board for 37 years. He was born in Prince Edward Island and taught there and in Alberta before being named superintendent in 1924. He retired in 1961.
Residential Road Austin O'Brien Road NW, Ottewell, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Locality O'Brien, Ontario, Canada
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